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30.3.11

all that was once lived is now but mere representation.

this post is bought to you by my very beautiful friend hannah. who has the best eye for finding cool vintage in the thrift shop grundies box. as well as managing to get me this 17 little vampire kisses gail sorronda dress. heart. so happy. 
xo
gail sorronda dress/ ksubi tshirt/ louis vuitton scarf

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21.3.11

im.

isabel marant. this name (along with white. shaggy. goat fur!) will be spinning like a shiny carnival horse carousel around my mind in the next few months as i sit waiting for the most amazingly absurd thing i think i may have bought to date...thanks, moda operandi.
xo
images: backstage s/s 2011 via isabelmarant 

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18.3.11

do you love?

to enter, simply cast your vote at grazia.ninemsn.com.au/shopping-awards´╗┐
frockshop have also been lovely enough to give 10% off EVERYTHING simply by entering TIMETOPRETEND at checkout.
xo

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15.3.11

crystal.

in january i pre-ordered a pair of cream tailored TBA pants from maximillia.com. paid my deposit, and waited patiently until they came in stock. and waited. and waited. and became impatitent. then i saw the arnsdorf crystal structured pant. and as luck and love would have it, the store allowed me to put my pre-order dollars toward these instead.
arnsdorf pants/ vintage chanel blouse/ sass & bide ring/ miu miu shoes
up until now i had not explored jade sarita arnott's fabulous wears, inspired by both industrial and natural structure... but am now in complete awe. 
images: via arnsdorf.com
now arnott is deservadedly nominated for the woolmark designer of the year and industry acclaims sponsored by vogue australia, in order to join the likes of previous winners including romance was born, dion lee, etc.
good luck good luck good luck!
xo
image: vogue australia

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13.3.11

prada prada prada.

love love love this campaign.
xo

7.3.11

wildeflowers.

my mother has had this dress in her wardrobe for as long as i can remember, via many a rampage through her closet. although my general approach to flower print - or anything with a hint of colour - is not without a tiny bit of apprehension, i decided for one day playing grown up ladies dress-up is ok. even though this particular dress is not something i would say is traditionally a timeless classic...the print! the colour! it does, nonetheless, feel so right now (chloe? miu miu?). 
xo
vintage dress/ chanel bag/ mercedes salazar jewellery/ betts shoes

6.3.11

in distance.

the fall winter 2010 issue of paper planes magazine immediately caught my eye (i) as it is twice the size of surrounding magazines (ii) the title 'back to black' and (iii) a simply mesmerising  editorial 'in distance' shot by aneta bartos
xo